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João Abrantes, MD

Transformation Director

Higher Education
  • Master in Medicine by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar - University of Porto (2012).

Postgraduate Education
  • Radiology Internship at Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo, EPE (2014-2019), with differentiation in the areas of Senology and Thoracic Radiology
  • European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) obtained in 2018 (European Society of Radiology)
  • Imaging Informatics Mini-Fellowship, at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C. - United States of America (2021/2022)
  • Master student in "Data Science and Artificial Intelligence" at the University of London (Distance Learning) since July 2021.

Present job
  • Hospital Assistant of Radiology with focus in the areas of Senology, Thoracic Radiology and Medical-Radiological Informatics - coordination of the Breast Unit of the Radiology Service of the Hospital Center of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro EPE. (since 2021)
  • Board member and coordinator of the working group on artificial intelligence of the Portuguese Society of Senology.
  • Active Member of the European Society Of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII) with functions in the education committee
  • Reviewer of multiple indexed scientific journals (

Previous Medical and Scientific Functions
  • Attendance of several national and international courses and congresses within the scope of General Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
  • Publication of multiple indexed scientific articles (
  • Invited Speaker in National and International Congresses, Courses and Webinars with focus in the Thoracic, Vascular, Abdomino-Pelvic, Breast and Artificial Intelligence areas
  • Participant in national consensuses: Gynecological Cancer - National Consensus 2020; X National Consensus on Breast Cancer (Secretary of the Artificial Intelligence Section).
Participation in Research Projects
  • Clinical partner of Instituto Superior Técnico - ULisboa in projects related to artificial intelligence: MIMBCD-UI, MIDA Project and BreastScreening
  • Member of an international consortium for the development and use of advanced artificial intelligence models in prostate carcinoma - ProCAncer-I, since 2020.